Skip to comments.Bosnia Mass Grave Yields 182 Bodies, More Expected
Posted on 09/24/2004 10:49:26 AM PDT by mark502inf
KEVLJANI, Bosnia - Forensic experts said Friday they had found remains of 182 people, believed to have been wartime prisoners killed by Bosnian Serb forces, in a mass grave in western Bosnia and that they expected to find more.
"So far we have exhumed 182 complete and incomplete bodies," said Jasmin Odobasic, an official of the Commission for Missing Persons of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation. "Certainly there are 30-50 more bodies in the grave."
The experts, working since mid-August, dug about five meters down into the mass grave, the second found in the village of Kevljani near the town of Prijedor.
The bottom of the grave, located in the field near houses, was covered with skulls and bones. Remains were placed in white plastic bags on the edges of the hole.
The U.N. investigators unearthed in 1999 the remains of close to 150 people in the first mass grave found in the village. The victims had been detainees in the Serb-run Omarska detention camp, located only a kilometer away.
Early in the 1992-95 Bosnian War, thousands of Bosnian Muslims and Croats were held, killed or tortured in the camps of Omarska, Keraterm and Trnopolje, near Prijedor. Nearly 3,500 people went missing from Prijedor alone, and about 1,000 are still unaccounted for.
Odobasic said that documents found on some bodies in the second Kevljani grave showed that the victims were also Omarska prisoners.
"We have found 20 documents, three of persons of Croat nationality and 17 belonging to persons of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) nationality, and witnesses said that all of them were detained in Omarska camp," Odobasic told Reuters at the site.
He said that some 4,000 bodies of non-Serbs had been exhumed from 110 mass graves in the wider western Krajina region. Only about half have been identified so far.
About 29,000 people, mostly Muslims, went missing in the war. The remains of around 18,000 have been found -- including about 5,000 of up to 8,000 Muslims killed by Serb forces in Srebrenica in 1995 -- and 10,000 identified.
The Kevljani grave is a so-called secondary mass grave, where remains have been moved from another site to hide evidence of the killings. There were several layers in the grave and it is believed the bodies were dumped there at different times.
Odobasic said that bullets had been found in some 20 bodies. "When we wash the clothes and examine the bones we will have much better clues about the method of execution," he said.
Asim Jakupovic, a former camp inmate, came to the grave site searching for relatives who went missing in Omarska.
"I believe that many of those who went missing from Omarska will be found here," he said.
Except that far more serbs were slaughtered than muslims and Croats...
Yeah its ok to murder Christians apparently.
Its not OK to murder anyone.
Tell that to Bill Clinton and Crazy Clark, they were the ones dropping bombs on Christians to protect Muslims.
We should have stood alongside the Serbs...
Clinton chose poorly.
The Serbs gave blood and treasure for us in WW2...
look how they have been repaid :-(
The whole affair was and still is a blot on the honor of the
I say again, murder is wrong. And if you think that the mass murder of anyone--even Muslims-- is part of professing Christianity, than you are wrong as well. BTW, what religion was Milosevic? I'll give you a hint--do a search and see what the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox church says about good old Slobo.
Then "we" would have been murderers as well. Don't let your antipathy for Islam put you in league with war criminals. There is a reason that the policy of the United States under President Bush and Secretary Powell is to hold Serbia at arm's length until they turn in the leaders responsible for these crimes.
The Serbs gave blood and treasure for us in WW2
As did most of the rest of Europe that fought against the Nazis; to include France and the Soviet Union. As did Serbia's neighbors Greece and Albania. Are you saying we should ignore war crimes based on WWII alliances?
Clinton chose poorly.
Yes he did in many things and there is a legitimate argument that we should not have got involved at all. But to say that we should have helped the Serbs--as the story above reflects, they didn't need any help and we didn't need to be an accomplice to warcrimes.
Which is what we became when we threw in on the side of known criminal narcotics traffickers, white slavers, kidnappers, murders, and insurectionist terrorists.
Another point of light in Clintoon's legacy.
I can only imagine how the Islamonazi apologists will be crowing about this for days...then questions will be raised about who is really buried in these graves and we won't hear much more from them.
B) Those nmbes are lower then what was recorded during the Clinton 90s.
It's the Muslim groups which make these claims though we don't hear the outcome or ever get a list of NAMES.
Where are the results of WHO they are from the earlier find?
I think they could be Serbs slaughtered in this area of Bosnia (eastern Bosnia) in WWI and WWII where there were great slaughters by the Austrians, Bosnians, Croats, and Germans.
Those elements are present with every side in the Balkans. For example, in the State Department Human Trafficking Report, Serbia and Croatia both rank worse than Albania and Bosnia. And while the Serbs and Albanians do not like each other, they have a great spirit of cooperation when it comes to narcotics smuggling. The famous "Balkans Route" goes through Macedonia and Serbia proper as well as Kosovo and Albania. As for murders and kidnappings, the article speaks for itself.
The whole article does nothing but insinuate for Muslim propaganda.
Stella Jatras knows a former policeman from California, L.C., who was tasked to find Muslim graves back in 1997/1998. He said that EACH AND EVERY TIME the victims turned out to be Serb soldiers shot in the back of their heads and with their arms tied behind them. Each and every time. He was told to shut up by his superiors when he pointed out the initial ANNOUNCEMENT and hype of suspected Muslims graves turned out to be the graves of Serbs.
There's a coverup when Serbs are found.
The bones in the photo look much older than from 9 years ago.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Forensic experts have exhumed 249 bodies from a mass grave in northeastern Bosnia containing victims of the country's devastating 1992-95 war, an official said Thursday.
Murat Hurtic, an official with the missing persons commission in the Muslim-Croat part of the country, said exhumations have been completed at the site in the village of Bljeceva, about 90 kilometres northeast of Sarajevo.
Based on the documents and other evidence found on the bodies, most of the dead appeared to be Bosnian Muslims killed in the 1995 massacre in nearby Srebrenica, the worst massacre of civilians in Europe since the Second World War, he said.
The remains will undergo DNA analysis in an attempt to identify them. The site is a so-called secondary grave, where bodies initially buried elsewhere were dumped in an effort to hide them, Hurtic said.
Over the years, UN and local forensic experts in Bosnia have exhumed 16,500 bodies from more than 300 mass graves. Thousands of people remain missing following the war.
About 250,000 people were killed and 2.2 million driven from their homes during the ethnic conflict, which pitted Bosnia's Muslims, Croats and Serbs against each other.
Cohen told all of us that there was over 100,000 in mass graves. We both know this to be a lie.
Let see if you can follow this, from your own posting:
...most of the dead appeared to be Bosnian Muslims...What that translates to is that some of the dead are NOT Bosnian Muslims. Of course, you already knew that...
I still don't understand why you are so sympathetic to Slobo and the other Serbian communists who murdered their own people by the hundreds. Good bye to Yugo. America should get the will together more often to help people attacked by their own government be they communists or Islamofacists. "The only good communist is a dead communist." It is the price we pay for being the planet's only superpower.
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